Wedding Superstitions & Traditions

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Madera Estates Blog Post - Wedding Superstitions & Traditions

As soon as you announce your engagement, you’ll likely receive tons of unsolicited advice. From the location to the attire, the menu, and more, you’re likely to hear lots of opinions about wedding day dos and don’ts. Furthermore, there are tons of wedding superstitions and traditions that continue to be passed down from one generation to the next. In this blog post, we’re diving into the most notable wedding superstitions to consider when planning your big day! Although wedding superstitions are just for fun, some folks swear by them. In this blog post, we’re excited to share some interesting (and silly) wedding traditions that have been passed down throughout generations! 

New to our blog? Welcome! Madera Estates is a luxury Spanish & European-inspired wedding and event venue in Conroe, Texas. Located about an hour north of Houston, Madera Estates offers an exotic and resort-like experience for guests. Over the last decade, we’ve helped hundreds of couples celebrate the best day of their lives. It’s safe to say that our team is fluent in all things wedding-related! Our experts love sharing wedding planning tips, tricks, inspiration, and advice on our weekly blog. To view more of our blog posts, click here. To get a glimpse of our venue, click here to check out some photos. If you would like to book a free champagne tour of Madera Estates, fill out this form on our website. Now, without further ado, let’s dive into some of the most common wedding superstitions and traditions! 

Something Old, Borrowed & Blue 

You’ve likely heard the saying that a bride should walk down the aisle wearing something old, something borrowed, and something blue. Something old represents the bride’s past, while something new symbolizes the couple’s happy future. The bride should borrow an item from someone who has been married for a long time, ensuring her own long-lasting marriage! The blue item represents fidelity and love. 

The Bride Must Wear White

Who made the white dress rule? In Western cultures, white is often associated with weddings and rituals to convey a sense of purity, cleanliness, and peacefulness. The tradition stuck, but we love it when brides branch out and try modern attire! Some of the most beautiful wedding gowns are blush, ivory, or even black! 

Wearing A Veil 

In different cultures and religions, veils represent different things but the ancient tradition was intended to protect brides from evil spirits. This made the bride “less susceptible to the curses and hexes of jealous witches and evil spirits who wanted to steal her happiness.”

The veil can also represent purity, modesty, and virginity. These days, a veil is often worn to make a bride feel more feminine, mysterious, sexy, and simply “bridal”!

Seeing Each Other Before The Ceremony

Seeing each other before the ceremony was often thought to bring bad luck. This superstition was created when arranged marriages were common, back when many marriages were basically business arrangements.  The idea was if the betrothed couple saw each other and weren’t attracted to the other, they would call off the wedding.

Fortunately, we’ve collectively ditched this idea! First looks make wedding days so much more relaxing and allow couples to get a lot more photos!

Rain On Your Wedding Day

Rain on your wedding day is said to ensure good luck in your marriage! Rain represents fertility, unity, and happy tears. It’s possible that this is just something people say to make the couple feel better about the unfortunate weather, but we like to think optimistically!

Bury The Bourbon 

Speaking of rain, apparently, if you bury a bottle of bourbon at your venue in advance you’ll enjoy good weather on the wedding day – and a drink too!

Knives As Wedding Gifts

Knives as gifts are thought to bring bad luck and symbolize a broken relationship. No worries – if knives are on your registry, just give the gift giver a penny. That way it’s a purchase, not a gift!

A Spider On Your Wedding Dress

Some might call a spider on your wedding dress a nightmare, but others swear it’s a good omen!

Using Your Married Name Before The Wedding

Don’t get anything monogrammed or change your last name on social media until after it’s official. Apparently, using your husband’s name before your wedding day is bad luck and could stop the “I do’s” from happening!

Crying On Your Wedding Day

Believe it or not, a bride crying on their wedding day is supposed to bring good luck! It symbolizes that a bride has shed all her tears and she will not have anything to be sad about during her marriage.

So, go ahead and shed a few! Just be sure to wear waterproof mascara and some setting spray!

Saving The Top Tier Of Your Wedding Cake

Back in the 19th century, newlyweds saved the top tier of their wedding cake to enjoy on the christening of their first child. Nowadays, couples often wait longer before having children, so they celebrate their first anniversary by having a bite of their wedding cake.

PRO TIP: Make sure to freeze the cake in an airtight container. Or, have your baker make you a fresh slice!

Tossing The Bouquet & Garter

The bouquet and garter toss is a fun tradition that many couples look forward to. The single guests attending your wedding should try and catch the item if they want to get engaged next!

Carrying The Bride Over The Threshold 

Back in the day, many believed that a bride was extra vulnerable to evil spirits through the soles of her feet. To avoid bringing in any evil spirits into the home, the groom carried the bride over the threshold.

Want More Good Luck? Choose Madera Estates! 

What did you think about these wedding superstitions? We’re not sure if any of these traditions actually mean anything, but if you’re searching for your good luck charm look no further than Madera Estates! As mentioned previously, we are a luxury event space in Conroe, Texas. Our optional all-inclusive packages include everything you need to have the picture-perfect wedding day you’ve been dreaming of! From catering to music, rentals, and more, Madera Estates can be your one-stop shop for all your wedding planning needs. 

If you would like to experience the beauty of Madera Estates for yourself, we invite you to book a FREE champagne tour of our facility! You’ll be blown away by the stunning grounds, the Grand Fireplace, and our temperature-controlled Hacienda Ballroom! Check 0ut photos of Madera Estates by clicking here. To inquire about pricing and availably, fill out this form on our website or give us a call at (936) 441-9337 We are located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303.

Hear From A Happy Bride

Our bride Estela had a fabulous wedding celebration! Here’s what she wrote on Google:

“The only thing more perfect than our match as a couple was our match to this wedding venue! Our philosophy is if you’re going to do things, do them right or don’t do them at all. Madera Estates’ venue and staff allowed us to do exactly that for our wedding.

First off, very few places in the greater Houston area offer the type of architectural authenticity that Madera does. This venue is as close to a destination wedding in Mexico as you will get without having to leave Texas. It was perfect for our “traditional with a twist” Mexican-themed wedding. Many who have seen our pictures have asked what part of Mexico our wedding was in…even people IN Mexico!

Second, the phrase “above and beyond” falls short in describing how truly fantastic the staff was. From beginning to end, none of our CRAZY ideas were hard to accommodate. Not only did they go along with our requests, they facilitated many of them for us. Mechanical bull! Sure, why not? Coronavirus piñata, love it! Alpacas for the grand entrance? No problem! Fireworks show? We’ve got you covered! You want to COVID test all of your guests? We can manage that. You want your pup to walk you down the aisle? We’ll pin the flower in her lapel for you.

They followed up with all the vendors and literally kept us sane with all the moving pieces during wedding planning and the day of the event. When issues popped up (as they inevitably will working with sooo many vendors), Ian, Madera’s Venue Director, took care of things for us in the most efficient and professional way. It’s like we had our own magical wedding wizard to make sure everything went off without a hitch. We were fortunate to have a wonderful wedding fairy in Caitlin as our wedding coordinator, too.

All in all, our experience with Madera left us wanting to have another wedding all over again! We couldn’t have imagined throwing this kind of fiesta anywhere else. Madera made us feel like we threw the Mexican royal wedding of the century that everyone will be raving about for years.”